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Nopales con Huevo (Cactus with Scrambled Eggs)

  
I have so many nice food memories of my childhood while living in Mexico. One of them is my dad bringing a big bag of cactus and he would sit outside to take the pricklely bit off, then patiently he would chopped them one by one, then they were cooked and taraaaa! We would had cactus to eat for a week!!!  

My dad would do different dishes with them, there would always be a cactus salad in the fridge for the whole week and for breakfast we would always eat cactus with eggs.

Serves 2

Prep 10 min

Cook 15 min approx

Ingredients

  • 200 gr fresh cooked cactus or cactus from a jar chopped
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 4 medium beaten eggs 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

Method

Heat a skillet or a frying pan to medium heat and add the oil, once the oil is hot add the onion and cook for around 5 min or until the onion looks transparent.

  

Then add the cactus and cook for 3 more minutes.

  

After add the beaten eggs, cook for 5 mininutes.
   
 
Serve them with some refried beans, warm corn tortillas and a fresh salsa, I was some of my Puya chilli salsa I did yesterday, find the recipe here 

Tips

  • It is almost impossible to find fresh cactus here in the UK, it is more likely to find cactus in a jar, they do not taste the same as the fresh ones, but they tates good. If you get them in a jar, wash them very well to get rid of the taste of vinegar.

  

  • You can get “La Costeña” cactus jars at www.lacostena.co.uk 

Listo!

Provecho!

Published by

Karla Zazueta

Mexican living in London

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